Phil Matier

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Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.

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In addition to his work with KPIX 5, Matier and fellow journalist Andy Ross co-write a news column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Their column, Matier & Ross, runs Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, offering scoops and insights about one of the most fascinating and trend setting regions in the country. Matier can also be heard on KCBS Radio during morning and afternoon drive time.

“I’ve long said the Bay Area was put here to give the rest of the country something to talk about,” says Matier. “And we don’t let them down.”

As the KCBS & San Francisco Chronicle Insider
Breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond. Listen to KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier’s reports LIVE on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM Mondays through Fridays at 7:50am and 5:50pm or listen to the podcasts ANYTIME posted here daily.

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(CBS)

Oakland Sued By Landlords Over Trash Bills

A third of Oakland residents’ trash bills go to the city, not the trash company. A grand jury report and a lawsuit suggest that’s illegal.

06/29/2016

Bill Clinton in Oakland on 6/6/16. (CBS)

Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary In Oakland From The Back Of A Pickup Truck

Former president Bill Clinton spoke from the back of a pickup truck in downtown Oakland Monday as part of a Bay Area barnstorm to pull a win out for Hillary Clinton come Tuesday.

06/06/2016

Bernie Sanders billboard in California. (CBS)

Bernie And Hillary Campaigns Gathering Momentum In California

From Berkeley to the Bayshore and all through the Bay Area, the Democratic presidential contest is up and running.

04/04/2016

BART housing construction

New Housing Developments Adding Pressure To BART System

As BART struggles to accommodate record ridership, construction of new housing near BART stations will likely send thousands of new commuters onto the system in the coming years.

CBS San Francisco–03/31/2016

super bowl 50

Nearly $3 Million Price Tag For Policing SF During Super Bowl 50

Hosting Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco came with a nearly $3 million price tag to keep police patrolling the streets of the city.

03/28/2016

Supporters of the "Black Friday 14" gathered to protest at the Alameda County Courthouse on November 25, 2015. (CBS)

Protesters Seeking To Drop Charges Against ‘Black Friday 14’ Arrested

Fourteen demonstrators were arrested Wednesday for refusing to leave the Alameda County Courthouse. They were calling on the DA to drop charges against the “Black Friday 14” protesters who crippled BART service on the last Black Friday.

11/25/2015

Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike snarls the Monday morning commute on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Talk About Raising Bridge Tolls

Bay Area and state lawmakers are discussing the possibility of raising bridge tolls again, and they are debating where the money would go.

10/28/2015

Academy of Art University campus in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Academy Of Art Accused Of Numerous Building Code Violations

The Academy of Art is one of San Francisco’s biggest employers and landowners. But a new city report says there’s a troubling pattern of building code violations.

09/30/2015

BART Train on Elevated Track

Concord BART Riders Say Trains Are Much More Crowded With New Schedule

BART thought it could put an end to jam packed rush hour trains by changing up its schedule. But some riders who use the Concord station say the changes are not an improvement.

09/28/2015

The Richmond District Police station in San Francisco. SF Richmond District Police Station

SF Police Officers’ Union Targets ‘Anti-Law Enforcement Zealots’ In New Ad Campaign

In a new series of radio ads, the union representing San Francisco police officers has come out swinging against what they see as anti-police sentiment.

09/23/2015

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